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Today in Florida History May 26, 1925 – The town of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County was incorporated on this date. The name originates from Spanish and originally appeared on 18th century maps further south. One of the earliest settler after the Second Seminole War was T.M. Rikards who built a house near the present-day Palmetto Park bridge. During the 1920s, Baca Raton experienced a massive land boom and the population grew...Read more